Brazil is the world's murder capital. Its grisly toll cannot be put down to a so-called culture of violence. To the contrary: These preventable deaths are a result of policy failures. Brazil's violent crime wave can be reversed.
Policing is not easy. It is also dangerous. Besides more education and counseling, direct accountability and permanent oversight are needed in order to change a one-size-fits-all type of police mentality when it comes to people.